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March 17th, 2016

Beloved WHS Teacher Passes

by Christopher O'Brien

David Pape, an engaging and beloved Social Studies teacher for the past 19 years, died this past weekend at the young age of 43. He passed away in his sleep of natural causes.

Prior to becoming a teacher, he was a sports writer at the Waterbury Republican-American for two years. At the High School he was an advisor to many student organizations, including the school newspaper.

Calling hours will be Friday from 4- 7 pm at Woodtick Memorial Funeral Home.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Michael’s Church (62 St. Michael Dr.) in Bucks Hill at 10 am on Saturday.

A community vigil is scheduled on the Wolcott Green Saturday evening, March 19th from 6:30-8:00. Please bring a candle.

A fundraiser for David’s children will be held at Lakewood Lanes on April 15th from 1-3 pm. contact 203-574-5131 for more information.


January 23rd, 2016

Class of 2006 Reunion

by Christopher O'Brien

Its ten years already!
Wolcott High School’s Class of 2006 will be celebrating its ten year reunion on Saturday, May 21st at La Bella Vista Club in Waterbury from noon -4 pm. The celebration will include a full buffet and open bar.

Contact Kim Colavecchio on Facebook or at 203-768-0303. Sarah Stabile is also coordinating and can be contacted on Facebook.

Tickets are $42 per person. There is also a Facebook Event Page to join and view updates.

June 11th, 2012

‘Teaching Moment’ Sparks Debate Over Speech

by Christopher O'Brien

By Chris O’Brien

As 90 Wolcott High students prepared to make a statement against bullying on April 20th, junior Seth Groody came to school to make his own statement against what he perceives as a political agenda taking root.  “I don’t agree with gay marriage. If the school system publicly endorses that and wants to force it down my throat, then I can show that I don’t approve,” says Seth.


Back side of a shirt worn in protest at Wolcott HighOn April 20th, Seth arrived at Wolcott High School wearing a t-shirt that read “Excessive Speech Day” and an image of man and woman holding hands. On the front was the familiar gay rights symbol of a rainbow – with a red slash through it. The ACLU’s Connecticut chapter accused school officials of censoring the shirt and setting a double standard. It is the second time that the ACLU has complained about civil rights violations at Wolcott High School during the 2011-2012 school year.

School officials; however say that the Groody’s and ACLU’s perception of what occurred was incorrectly reported. The Whisper reached out to school officials on Friday.

Superintendent Macary noted that the April 20th Day of Silence observance was organized by a student club called Friends of Rachel. “It was a day designated to promote tolerance, diversity and talent,” Macary tells the Whisper.

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